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Review: The Scandal at Mayerling

The Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling is a fascinating blend of history, intrigue, and tragedy. The show is aesthetically stunning with an equally entertaining storyline full of mistresses, political mayhem, and murder. Audiences will undoubtedly find the true story of  Prince Rudolph, the deranged crown prince of Austria-Hungary, to be thought-provoking.  Crown Prince Rudolph […]

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Review: Red Ellen

Bettrys Jones’ fiery portrayal of Ellen Wilkinson in Red Ellen, at the Lyceum this May, presents both the achievements and the failures of the remarkable Labour MP in the 1930s and 40s. Red Ellen manages to perfectly balance its portrayal of Ellen’s political passion and commitment without shying away from her failures and messy personal life.  Ellen […]

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Review: Orphans

Orphans is poignant and provocative. This musical is about four siblings (Sheila, John, Thomas and Michael) who have just lost their mother. It is the night before the funeral, and they are saying goodbye to the body when they decide to go to the pub. At the pub, everything seems to disintegrate; a fight breaks […]

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How Political Is Theatre?

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March Does politics have a rightful place in the theatre? Everyone finds it challenging to talk about politics with families and friends. Controversial issues, upon which everyone is expected to have a fully-formed opinion, range from trivial scandals in the House of Commons to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: […]

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Review: Edinburgh Footlight’s The Wedding Singer

As the audience settles into the old-fashioned wooden benches of the Rose Theatre, a loudspeaker announcement warns of the “slightly ridiculous number of weddings” that the audience is about to experience. The Wedding Singer is a musical produced by The Edinburgh University Footlights based on the 1998 romantic comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2006. […]

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Christopher Luscombe has been touring for fifteen years and it radiates the flawlessness one would expect from a run of that length. The magic of the Rocky Horror Show has always been that it relishes in itself; the nonsensical plot dancing on the edge of what polite […]

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Review: (Le) Pain

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This show surpassed all my expectations, and I left feeling hopeful and curiously free. Jean Daniel Broussé (JD) was the sole member of the cast, and he created an experience that was witty, reflective and vulnerable. The show will captivate you from beginning to end, and I couldn’t recommend it more. JD’s father […]

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Review and Interview: Prism, written by Claire Wood

Prism is a live play performed online by a cast of six actors over Zoom. The play consists of a Zoom session of the ‘Children’s Hearings’ made up of a Convenor and the panel, otherwise known as the audience. The hearing is to decide who gets custody of young Storm who is four years and […]